Do not approach a lion, especially one that is feeding or with kittens. More than half of the state is "mountain lion habitat," the California DFW says. A Colorado man survived a harrowing encounter with a mountain lion this week, killing the giant feline with his bare hands after the animal mauled him during a run in a mountain park. So he used rocks to pound at the mountain lion before he was able to get his hands around its throat. We could have died!". Luckily, he didn't have to. Colorado Parks & Wildlife also gave a list of tips that we'll leave here for you when your time inevitably comes: ©2020 Group Nine Media Inc. All Rights Reserved. Jogger recounts killing mountain lion with his bare hands Travis Kauffman, the formerly unknown Colorado jogger who survived a mountain lion attack by killing the animal with his bare hands… Quotes displayed in real-time or delayed by at least 15 minutes. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. IDAHO WOMAN ACCIDENTALLY GRABS MOUNTAIN LION DURING ATTEMPT TO BREAK UP 'DOG FIGHT', "This thing ... it’s just looking at us. "I knew God could protect us. RELATED: Colorado trail runner attacked by mountain lion choked cat to death with hands, arms and feet The Colorado jogger who killed a mountain lion with his bare hands has come forward to describe the vicious struggle that ended with him getting more than 25 stitches on his face and wrist. All rights reserved. Jennifer Earl is an SEO editor for Fox News. "Worst case scenario, I would have leaped in front of my wife and taken the hit," he added. or redistributed. Give them a way to escape. The Colorado runner who killed a mountain lion with his bare hands was actually wrestling with a kitten, officials said Thursday. Ishol said a storm Monday may have also prompted the big cat to seek shelter inside the home. Kauffman raised his arms in a defensive motion and screamed a "barbarian yell," at which point the animal bit down on his right wrist. The Colorado jogger who killed a mountain lion with his bare hands has come forward to describe the vicious struggle that ended with him getting more than 25 stitches on his face and wrist. Wave your arms slowly and speak firmly. The man heard something behind him, and just as he turned the mountain lion began to bite his face and wrists. "[I've] never encountered a mountain lion before, and I hope we never have another one.". He was attacked from behind by the juvenile lion but killed it in 'self-defense' with his bare hands. Updated 10:58 PM ET, Sun June 17, 2018 . "We both reacted. Man who killed mountain lion with bare hands explains how he won ‘wrestling match’ Man who survived mountain lion attack describes 'wrestling … To break free, wildlife officials said, he choked the animal to … Instantly, Ishol recognized it was a mountain lion and he slowly backed away, instructing his wife to do the same. A strong one won’t. Quotes displayed in real-time or delayed by at least 15 minutes. It was confirmed that the 80-pound juvenile cougar was indeed suffocated to death. — The man who became an instant legend after fighting off a mountain lion with his bare hands (after running up one of the most notoriously steep stretches of … They safely removed the mountain lion from the Ishols' property. Lions have been driven away by prey that fights back. The mountain lion strangled by a Colorado man after it attacked him on a jogging trail last month was in fact a young cub, state wildlife officials have announced.. Colorado man fights off, kills mountain lion during trail run, suffers serious injuries ... A Colorado man who was forced to kill a mountain lion with his bare hands recounts his terrifying ordeal in this video, released by Colorado Parks and Wildlife on February 14. When the animal control officer arrived, Ishol opened the garage door and the wildlife official examined it, identifying it as an older female. Most mountain lions will try to avoid a confrontation. During the struggle, the man strangled the wild animal with his bare hands, Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) spokeswoman Rebecca Ferrell said by phone on Tuesday. According to a news release from Colorado Parks & Wildlife, he had “serious, but non-life threatening injuries” but was well enough to run out of the park and made it to the hospital. Sean Ishol said the cat was curled up under a desk the couple use to fold laundry on. Discovery Channel A trail runner who was pursued and attacked by a young mountain lion survived by killing the cat with his bare hands, according to … The man killed the lion in ‘self-defense.’ Ty Petersburg, Area Wildlife Manager for Colorado Parks and Wildlife, seems to think the runner “triggered” the lion attack by…running. If a mountain lion confronts you and you brandish a weak branch and throw a pebble and yell, a weak mountain lion might back away. Get a daily look at what’s developing in science and technology throughout the world. And he was attacked by a mountain lion. People have fought back with rocks, sticks, caps or jackets, garden tools and their bare hands successfully. Good weapons make confidence. Face the lion and stand upright. Raise your arms. We recommend targeting the eyes and nose as these are sensitive areas. But this guy did. If the lion behaves aggressively, throw stones, branches or whatever you can get your hands on without crouching down or turning your back. The man heard something behind him, and just as he turned the mountain lion began to bite his face and wrists. Mountain lions are classified as a "specially protected species," making hunting the big cats illegal; however, there are strong populations of the big cats in The Golden State, according to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW). Move slowly and never turn your back on it. Woman fights off mountain lion with her bare hands when it attacks her dog More The wild animal has been terrorizing a Southern California neighborhood, attacking dogs and lurking right outside homes. If you had the choice, you'd probably opt out of being mauled by a mountain lion. Honestly, probably not. Market data provided by Factset. When she successfully made it to their door, the pair ran into the house. A leopard sneaked into a village in India and attacked several people before being chased off. ©2020 FOX News Network, LLC. Stay calm when you come upon a lion. A runner killed an attacking mountain lion with his bare hands about 3 p.m. Monday on a trail in Horsetooth Mountain Open Space near Fort Collins, Colorado Parks and Wildlife reported. And then he choked it to death. Colorado-(Ammoland.com)- Big cats are dangerous predators.They usually attack from ambush, without warning, often from behind. Talk calmly and firmly to it. … (Sean Ishol), "[I've] never encountered a mountain lion before, and I hope we never have another one," Ishol said. "Mountain lion studies over the last 30 years have estimated population densities for different habitat types around the state. Remain standing or try to get back up. "I just really needed my clothes for work!". Fight back if a lion attacks you. His wife, Bobbi, was on the other side of the garage — where their washer and dryer is located — also inspecting the situation. “He used his hands and feet to basically choke the animal,” Ferrell said. California resident Sean Ishol snaps a photo of a mountain lion lurking behind his washing machine. Sean Ishol, of Lucerne Valley, California, was putting a load of laundry into the dryer Monday when he heard his two dogs whimpering and crouching down. For a lot of people, that story, and their story, would end there. Market data provided by Factset. … Travis Kauffman, of Fort Collins, Colorado, made headlines in early February after it emerged he had fought off and killed a mountain lion with his bare hands. Mutual Fund and ETF data provided by Refinitiv Lipper. Running may stimulate a lion's instinct to chase and attack. From that point, Kauffman said … Ishol knew if the couple didn't do anything startling they had a good chance of escaping unscathed. Powered and implemented by FactSet Digital Solutions. We're just gonna say it again: He choked a mountain lion to death. Legal Statement. What you want to do is convince the lion you are not prey and that you may in fact be a danger to the lion. If you have small children with you, protect them by picking them up so they won't panic and run. He was definitely there with us ... that's the only reason we're still here," Ishol added. Don’t try this yourself on purpose, as it is likely to end poorly for you. But look, sometimes you don't get the choice, so when the time comes are you going to kill that mountain lion with your bare hands, or not? Follow her on Twitter, Colorado man kills mountain lion with bare hands, according to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW). The man was jogging on the West Ridge of the Horsetooth Mountain Open Space in Colorado. RELATED: Man Who Survived Mountain Lion Attack By Killing It With His Bare Hands Comes Forward In February, Kauffman spoke out in a press conference about the attack. Colorado man kills mountain lion with bare hands Sean Ishol, of Lucerne Valley, California, was putting a load of laundry into the dryer Monday when he … Ishol said his first instinct was to pray. After cleaning out the lint trap and adding time to the dryer, Ishol walked over to see what was perplexing his pups. You've successfully subscribed to this newsletter! I could have pet the dang thing [it was so close]," Ishol, who estimated the big cat was even taller than his 5-foot-8 frame, told Fox News. With a trail spear or a staff in your hands, and a good knife on your belt, don’t yell and flail about. As he bent down to get a closer look, Ishol saw a dark shadow and two light eyes peering out at him from behind the machines. "We're firm believers in God, so you know, it immediately went to a prayer to the Lord," he explained, recalling the Biblical story of Daniel in the lions' den. Open your jacket if you're wearing one. The 5-foot-10, 155-pound runner fell down, and together he and the mountain lion tumbled off the trail. MOUNTAIN LION, DEER PLUNGE INTO CALIFORNIA FAMILY'S BACKYARD POOL DURING WILD CHASE. Together, they called animal control and waited for a professional to handle what they estimated to be a roughly 100-pound cat. In the event of a lion attack you need to do anything in your power to fight back just as this gentleman did,” said Mark Leslie, Colorado Parks and Wildlife Northeast Region manager in the release. ©2020 FOX News Network, LLC. Colorado Runner Kills Mountain Lion with Bare Hands in Self-Defense. These density estimates varied from zero to 10 lions per 100 square miles, and were simply expanded to the total amount of each habitat type available," the agency explains on its website. Stop or back away slowly, if you can do it safely. “A runner near Fort Collins killed an attacking mountain lion with his bare hands. “The runner did everything he could to save his life. Powered and implemented by FactSet Digital Solutions. Mutual Fund and ETF data provided by Refinitiv Lipper. The agency said the runner's movement apparently triggered the young lion's hunting instincts. Do all you can to appear larger. Georgia woman says she killed rabid bobcat with bare hands . Man Claims to Break Mountain Lion’s Neck in Attack, Determined to Be a Hoax OutdoorHub Reporters 02.09.16 Late last week, local news agencies in central California reported that a man … The animal bit the man's face and wrist before he was able to break free and kill the lion. A Colorado man who fought off a mountain lion with his bare hands has come forward to describe what happened when the animal attacked him on a … On Monday afternoon, a trail runner was out in the Horsetooth Mountain Open Space area outside of Fort Collins, Colorado. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, By Andreas Preuss, CNN. After additional investigation, including examination of the lion, we have confirmed the victim's account that he was able to suffocate the animal while defending himself from the attack. A Colorado runner who fought off and killed a mountain lion who ambushed him is speaking out about the attack that left him with multiple gashes to … Jogger kills mountain lion with bare hands after being attacked on Colorado trail ... the unidentified man was going for a solo run on a trail in Horsetooth Mountain Open Space on Monday. Legal Statement. From now on, Ishol said he will be prepared — inspecting his garage and areas around his home as well as carrying a firearm when he's out checking on his animals at night. Travis Kauffman, the Colorado man who killed a mountain lion with his bare hands, and Annie Bierbouer embrace at the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Office on Feb. 14, 2019. (CNN) Trapped by the sharp claws and teeth of a mountain lion, a runner fought hard for his life. "It was crazy. JUST WATCHED Woman … Kauffman survived a mountain lion attack and then killed the animal with his bare hands. (Sean Ishol), "This happened at 8:25 p.m. [Monday] and they didn't get here until 12:44 a.m. [Tuesday]," Ishol said. I went out to the door and my wife went to the opposite side of the garage, where it's locked.". Realizing his wife was trapped, Ishol grabbed a nearby PVC pipe and put it between the mountain lion and Bobbi. 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